Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.
The Crystal Heart 
by Sophie Masson

hitting shelves July 1st, 2014 from Random House Australia

description: A girl in a tower. An underground kingdom. This retelling of Rapunzel offers a gripping blend of magic, romance, adventure, fairytale, and mystery.

When 17-year-old army conscript Kasper Bator is chosen to join the elite guard that keeps watch over a dangerous prisoner in a tower, he believes what he's been told: the prisoner is a powerful witch. But when he meets the prisoner, Kasper's life will change forever—for the prisoner is no witch, but a beautiful young girl. The daughter of the country's enemy, the Prince of Night, Izolda has been held hostage since she was three. And she is in imminent danger, for a prophecy says she must die on her 16th birthday if Krainos is to be saved from the Prince of Night. Kasper decides to help her escape. As the days pass, their friendship turns into real love, but their hiding place won't stay safe forever.
My thoughts:  Another fun twist on Rapunzel!  This one looks like it's only going to have an AU release, so thank goodness for sites like Fishpond and Book Depository!! 


  1. I love Rapunzel! Yup it's great that we can get books from The Book Depository! I hate when something isn't released world wide.

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  2. Yay! I love Rapunzel! This sounds great!

  3. Loving the cover and it sounds so intriguing. I love a good fairy tale retelling, and I never see very many on Rapunzel - definitely adding it to my wish list. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Cute cover :D I like it. Sounds interesting as well. <3 I hope you will end up loving this book when you get to read it :) Great pick sweetie. <3 thank you for sharing :)

  5. I love the sound of this retelling and the cover is awesome! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. Great pick!

  6. I love fairy tale retellings! Thanks for bringing this to my attention!
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  7. Rapunzel is one of my favourite heroines, so this should be interesting! Great pick. :)

  8. This one is new to me. Great pick!

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  9. I love Rapunzel retellings! This definitely sounds awesome, that's too bad that it's only AU release, but yay for being able to buy books on line! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. What a beautiful cover :) Can't wait to read this re-telling of a classic.

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  11. I haven't heard of this one before. A Rapunzel retelling sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by My WoW

  12. OOH! I love Rapunzel stories! I've never heard of this one, but fairy tale retellings are among my favorites. :) And I love the cover! Great pick Becky!! :)